Ritz-Carlton is making good on their promise to bring more "experience" to your stays. The luxury hotel company just announced a weekend workshop at three hotels with National Geographic photographers, allowing guests to reap the rewards of luxury while capturing the essence of the locations they're visiting.
The weekend photography workshops will take place at Ritz-Carlton Boston, Ritz-Carlton Toronto, and Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. All workshops include overnight stays at the Ritz-Carlton, and all participants must bring a digital SLR camera, a laptop computer, and software for organizing and presenting images. The workshops are offered to Ritz-Carlton Reward members, but if you sign up for the free membership you can still take advantage of these weekend expeditions.
Here are the details:
The Ritz-Carlton Boston workshop is led by National Geographic photographer Fritz Hoffmann and is designed for amateurs who are interested in improving their digital photography. The workshop is limited to 25 participants and takes place May 25-28. Your photography assignments will include picturesque places in Boston including the architecture in Beacon Hill, statues throughout Boston Common, and the community aspects of the North End. The total price for four days is $2,845.
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto Workshop is led by National Geographic photographer Bob Sacha from March 15-18. While in Toronto, you'll shoot sights around Kensington Market, Queen Street West, Chinatown, St. Lawrence Market and Toronto islands. Your stay includes a room at the new Ritz-Carlton Toronto (just opened February 2011), as well as welcome events and dinners at the hotel's TOCA restaurant for $2,695.
The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island workshop is led by National Geographic photographer Raul Touzon, and takes place March 1-4 and May 10-13. You'll go on a photo shoot in Fort Clinch State Park, seek out special spots in Fernandina Beach and capture wildlife at its best on the Egans Creek Greenway. The expedition cost is $2,775 and includes a guestroom at the hotel, as well as dinners at one of the hotel's various restaurants.
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